Featured Project: The Alma, Kenya – Apartments

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The Alma, Kenya – Apartments

The Palms

Description
Construction of apartment blocks for The Alma in the heart of the fast growing Ruaka neighbourhood in Kenya. The project features: Day care / nursery; club house; gym. A commercial hub which includes a mini market, restaurant / café, beauty spa, pharmacy, swimming pool, roof-top gardens, children’s playing fields, solar water heating, eco-friendly water recycling plant, borehole and sewer treatment facility and 24 hour security – manned perimeter wall, electric fencing, well-lit driveway and security check points.

 

Status Region
Underway Kenya
Category Value
Building
R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Residential 2016 onwards
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 

 

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My journey at Leads 2 Business all started back in September 2014 as a content researcher in the Daily Tenders Africa Department. In March 2018 I was promoted to content researcher in the Private Project department. I am a fun loving, bubbly person and mom to a beautiful baby boy who is the absolute light of my life.

Featured Project: Maokeng Mall

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Maokeng Mall

Karoshoek Solar Valley Development

Description
Construction of phase 1 of the Maokeng Mall in Smaldeel Road in Kroonstad, Free State. The approximate GLA for phase 1 is approximately 13 000m².

 

Status Region
Tender Kroonstad
Category Value
Building
R 100 million+
Industry Timing
Retail 2018 Onwards
Sector Class
Private Negotiated

 

 

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Featured Project: Pretoria Head & Neck Hospital

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Pretoria Head & Neck Hospital

Golden Gate Dinosaur Centre

Description
Construction of the proposed new 11 000m² special surgical Pretoria Head and Neck Hospital in Menlyn, Pretoria, Gauteng.

 

Status Region
Awarded Gauteng
Category Value
Building R100 Million+
Industry Timing
Healthcare August 2018 – February 2020 (18 Months)
Sector Class
Private Invited / Negotiated

 

Pretoria Head & Neck Hospital

 

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Growth Strategies from an Expert

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Growth Strategies from an Expert

Growth Strategies from an Expert

I can honestly say that this time around I don’t feel too nervous about writing my blog even though I needed a bit of a nudge from a friend to get started…
I feel a lot more confident than last time as I did not have to google “blogging for dummies” and “how to write a blog”. Yes, I really did do that previously…😉

My blog today is Growth Strategies from an Expert. Well I am no expert that’s for sure but we are going to be looking at tips from the actual experts.

Growth Strategies from an Expert

Wouldn’t you agree that in order to successfully grow your business you need to ensure that you have a well-formulated growth strategy that fits the industry you have chosen? Both profitability and growth are equally important and necessary for a business to survive and remain operational. There is no set growth strategy, it is not a one size fits all kind of thing. Strategies that work for one business may not work for another business, but any business that commits to the process should see the benefits. It is imperative to take the time to prepare a growth strategy in order for business owners to successfully reap the benefits by recognising and seizing new opportunities ahead of the competition. Always remember that realistic strategies lead to positive results.

 

Let’s now look at 10 Growth Strategies from an Expert:

Growth Strategies from an Expert

1. Nail your value proposition
Ensuring your business sustains long term growth you need to establish what it is that makes your services / products better than your competitors. What sets you apart from them?

2. Create measurable KPI’s
Firstly, let’s look at what KPI stands for and what is means: Key Performance Indicator – A KPI is a measurable value that demonstrates how effectively a business is achieving key business objectives. KPI’s are used to evaluate their success at reaching targets. Ok… got it? So now that we have an understanding of what a KPI is, let’s look at how we can create measurable KPI’s. Start by outlining your business objective and make sure you prioritise them in order for your tactics and strategies to be identified so that they are measurable and not impossible in order to reach success.

3. Verify your revenue streams (income)
Recognise your current revenue streams and identify which new ones could be created in order to increase your business profitability.

4. Identify your customer
Identifying and knowing your customer is key for any business endeavour. Successful business owners understand what their customers want and the most effective way of making their product or service available. As a business owner, it is crucial to take every advantage to outsmart your competitor, and understanding and building upon your customer knowledge and relationship will put you ahead of the game.

5. Understand their key requirements
Customers needs and requirements are very important in business. Understanding their needs and ensuring they are happy will retain your customer base.

6. Make the most of existing business data
Look into your company data on a regular basis in order to better understand your business as well as your customer types which will lead to improved business growth.

7. Define the best communication strategies
Approach your audience and establish what is the most effective communication strategy, but this needs defining in a carefully-considered content marketing strategy. Adjust your communications to something that best suits your customer base.

8. Personalise your approach to retain leads
Let’s be honest here, without new customers, your business growth will remain stagnant. If your current customers aren’t sticking around, you’re having to do a lot more work. Your leads are the key to your business growth. So personalise your approach, not every customer is the same and some require more work.

9. Re-evaluate your competition
Never ever take your eyes off of your competition. Find ways and means to be better, this will help with growing your business.

10. Focus on your strengths
Focus on what makes you better than the competition, what sets you apart from everyone else. Identifying ways to grow doesn’t necessarily involve targeting weaknesses, focusing on strengths can also help establish the best strategies going forward. Adapt your plan to smooth out any weakness.

Growth Strategies from an Expert

“THERE IS ONLY ONE GROWTH STRATEGY: WORK HARD.” – William Hague

 

Sources:
https://www.constructionbusinessowner.com/topics/strategy/construction-company-management/developing-strategic-construction-business-plan
https://www.investopedia.com/ask/answers/020415/what-more-important-business-profitability-or-growth.asp

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My journey at Leads 2 Business all started back in September 2014 as a content researcher in the Daily Tenders Africa Department. In March 2018 I was promoted to content researcher in the Private Project department. I am a fun loving, bubbly person and mom to a beautiful baby boy who is the absolute light of my life.

Featured Project: Venetia Diamond Mine, Limpopo

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Venetia Diamond Mine, Limpopo

The Palms - Building

Description:

South Africa’s largest diamond mine, the De Beers-owned Venetia, situated in the Limpopo Province (approximately 80 km west of Musina and 36 km east of Alldays) is expected to take the mine underground at a capital cost of R6.5 billion. Underground operations will access resources at an increased depth of about 1 000m below the surface. The features of the first phase of the expansion included new earthmoving vehicles (EMVs), a new primary crusher and a new fines residue deposit facility, as well as associated infrastructure, which includes a new filling station and a 1 310-m2 extension to the existing EMV workshop. The ramp-up infrastructure for Cut 4 will take the Venetia mine to 2014. Phase one is Complete. Phase two of the expansion will tackle the requirements for the ramp up to Cut 5, which will take the mine to 2021.

Status:

Underway

Category:

Infrastructure

Industry:

Mining

Sector:

Private

Region:

Limpopo

Value:

R 100 Million+

Timing:

2013 onwards

Class

EPCM

 

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My journey at Leads 2 Business all started back in September 2014 as a content researcher in the Daily Tenders Africa Department. In March 2018 I was promoted to content researcher in the Private Project department. I am a fun loving, bubbly person and mom to a beautiful baby boy who is the absolute light of my life.

Featured Project: Construction of services and infrastructure for 49 on Silver Oak

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Construction of services and infrastructure for 49 on Silver Oak

Description:

Construction of services and infrastructure for 49 on Silver Oak, on Portion 34 (of 3) of Erf 427 Brickfield, situated at 49 Silver Oaks Avenue in Essenwood, Durban,

Silver Oak

Status Region
 Tender KwaZulu-Natal
Category Value
 Infrastructure  R 0 Million – R 30 Million
Industry Timing
 Residential  mid-April 2018 onwards
Sector Class
 Private  Negotiated

 

 

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Featured Tender: Maintenance and renovations of administration block and classrooms at Botswana Public Service College

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Contract Number:

DJS/MTCBDF/152/2017-2018 – Botswana Defence Force

Description:

Tender offers are invited for 100% citizen owned contractors/companies for a works contract for the procurement of maintenance and renovations of administration block and classrooms at Botswana Public Service College.

Category:

Building

Industries:

Renovations + Institutional

Region:

Botswana

Site Inspection:

The pre-tender meeting and site visit are compulsory. A site visit/pre-tender meeting with representatives of the Procuring Department will take place at SSKB BDF CAMP, 94 CMR Offices on 01 March 2018 at 09:00 hours. Failure to attend a compulsory site visit will result in outright disqualification.

Closing Date:

13 March 2018 at 09:00 (Local Time)

Restrictions:

The Procuring Department is BDF, Corps of Engineers (94 Construction and Maintenance Regiment), Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, Gaborone. This is an open Domestic Tender. Tenderers who are domiciled in Botswana must, in order to be considered for award of the contract, be registered with the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board under Code: 01 – Building Construction Works and Maintenance. Sub-Code: 01 – Building Construction, Grade: OC. The electrical and mechanical sub-contractors proposed by the contractor should be registered with PPADB under Code: 04 Works and Maintenance, Sub-Code: 01 – Electrical and 02 Mechanical. Local Procurement Scheme Presidential Directive 19/B of 2013 will apply in this ITT. Youth and women-owned business to provide copies of ID certified by Omang Office. For people with disability, please provide an affidavit or any proof of disability. Presidential Directive 34 (h) of 2014 on Locally Manufactured Goods (LMG) will also apply. Bidders who are manufacturers/service providers or representatives of the required goods shall be given preference over distributors/agents. If representative please provide a copy of EDD certificate of the manufacturer represented. One (1) original tender offer plus two (2) copies should be enclosed in a sealed envelope must be clearly marked: “Tender No. DJS/MTC/BDF/152/2017-2018 – A Works Contract for the Procurement of Maintenance and Renovations of Administration Block and Classrooms at Botswana Public Service College” shall be hand-delivered to: The Secretary, Ministerial Tender Committee, Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, Central Business District, Fourth Floor, Plot No. 54381, Square House, Phase 2. Gaborone. Tender offers submitted on the closing date shall be delivered to The Secretary, Ministerial Tender Committee, Ministry of Defence, Justice and Security, Central Business District, Eighth Floor, Plot No. 54381, Square House, Phase 2, Gaborone. The tender opening will take place immediately after closing time at 09:00 hours. The original must be marked “Original” and will be retained by MTC for reference purposes. Sealed tender offers must bear the names and returning addresses of bidders on the backside. The pre-tender estimate is BWP 955,194.24 with an estimated duration of 120 calendar days. (This is for guidance only, bidders may quote any amount but the award will be the lowest compliant bidder). This tender will follow a Single-Envelope System. The closing time for receipt of tender offers shall be not later than 09:00 hours on 13 March 2018; tender opening shall be carried on the same date at 09:00 hours in the presence of bidders wishing to attend at Ministry of Defence. Justice and Security, Central Business District, Eighth Floor, Plot No. 54381, Square House, Phase 2, Gaborone. Late tender offers will not be accepted.

 

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Featured Tender: Design, Supply and Installation of 33KV Overhead and Underground Transmission Lines in the Lusaka South Multi – Facility Economic Zone under Two (2) Year Framework Agreement

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Contract Number: LSMFEZ/G/FA/001/17 – Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (LSMFEZ)

Description: The Lusaka South Multi Facility Economic Zone (LSMFEZ) hereby invites eligible contractors with valid engineering practicing license in Electrical Engineering issued by the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ) and valid National Council for Construction (NCC) Certificate under Category E, Grades 1, 2 and 3 for Design, Supply and Installation of 33KV Overhead and Underground Transmission Lines in the Lusaka South Multi – Facility Economic Zone under Two (2) Year Framework Agreement.

Category: Consultants + Electrical and Instrument

Industries: Power Grid + Institutional

Region: Zambia

Site Inspection: A mandatory site visit will take place on 01 November 2017 at 10:00 (Local Time) in the Lusaka South Multi-Facility Economic Zone.

Closing Date: 17 November 2017 at 10:00 (Local Time)

Restrictions: Bidding will be conducted using Framework Agreement (FA) and Open National Bidding (ONB) procedures in accordance with the Public Procurement Act No. 12 of 2008 and Public Procurement Regulations, 2011. Preferential Procurement regulations apply as per provisions of the Statutory Instrument No. 36 of 2011 on preferential procurement, to be read in conjunction with The Citizens Economic Empowerment Act No. 9 of 2006, as read together with the Public Procurement Act No. 12 of 2008: a) Citizen-influenced Company – 4%; ii) Citizen-empowered Company – 8%; iii) Citizen-owned Company – 12%; iv) Goods domestically manufactured by a Citizen-influenced, Citizen-empowered and Citizen-owned Company – 15%. Bids must be accompanied by a Bid Security of not less than 2%. Please note that late or electronic submissions shall not be accepted.

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My journey at Leads 2 Business all started back in September 2014 as a content researcher in the Daily Tenders Africa Department. In March 2018 I was promoted to content researcher in the Private Project department. I am a fun loving, bubbly person and mom to a beautiful baby boy who is the absolute light of my life.

L2B Blog: The Benefits of Green Plumbing

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So…. the time has finally arrived for me to write my blog about the Benefits of Green Plumbing. Yay!!! No, not really (nervous face). The amount of anxiety that has been building up inside of me has been somewhat overwhelming, to say the least. I found myself googling “blogging for dummies”… yes, you heard me, that is exactly what I typed into Google’s search engine in hopes of coming across something that would calm me down and make my anxiety disappear. After a few minutes, I thought to myself… Nadia, you got this girl, how hard can it be?… so here goes. 🙂

Let us start at the beginning.

 

What is Green Plumbing?

Green Plumbing is the use of environmentally friendly (eco-friendly) plumbing that utilises the use of energy saving appliances, low-flow fixtures and new innovative technologies that are known for costing less and lasting longer. It involves reducing water usage, recycling water, as well as making use of resources that are more sustainable for everyday living.

Right… now that we have Green Plumbing summed up wouldn’t you agree with me that the “green” life is becoming a new trend and is rapidly gaining popularity every day which does make sense if we are wanting to preserve our environment and our planet? Speaking on a personal level as I have just had a baby… we all need to try to live a little “greener”, I know that I could do so much more to preserve our environment. We need to think about what the future will hold for our children and their children’s children if we do not make the necessary changes now.

 

So what are the Benefits of Green Plumbing?

1. Green Plumbing to Reduce Home Energy Use

  • Insulate Pipes: Insulating your pipes helps to reduce the amount of heat loss as water travels from your heater to the faucet and can cut standby energy loss at your hot water heater as well, saving you even more on your utility bills.
  • Remove Plumbing from Exterior Walls: By running pipes through conditioned spaces, you will reduce unnecessary heat loss caused by close proximity to cold outdoor temperatures.
  • Install an On-Demand Hot Water Circulation Pump: You won’t lose heat as hot water unnecessarily sits unused in the pipes, and since you won’t have to run water at the faucet while you wait for hot water to arrive, you will reduce your water usage as well.
  • Install a New Water Heater: Replacing an older unit with a new, high-efficiency one can have a big impact when it comes to reducing your home heating costs.

2. Green Plumbing for a Healthier Home

  • Investigate your water supply: Since different water filtration and purification systems target different water quality issues, it is vital that you know what you are dealing with before you move forward.
  • Install Chlorine Filters on Showerheads: Special chlorine filters installed in your showerhead can significantly reduce chlorine levels.
  • Install a Whole House Water Filtration System: This makes for healthier water and helps to extend the life of water heaters and plumbing fixtures in areas that have high sediment levels in the water supply.
  • Install Activated Carbon Filters or Reverse Osmosis Systems: Activated carbon filters are installed on faucets and shower heads to absorb pollutants, while reverse osmosis filtration systems are generally installed at individual sinks to provide purified water for drinking, cooking or brushing teeth.

 

3. Green Plumbing for a Better Environment

  • Install Low-Flow Showers and Faucets: Low-flow showers and faucets can reduce home water usage by as much as 60%.
  • Install Low-Flush Toilets: Flushing your toilet accounts for the single biggest water draw in your home, to the tune of about 28 gallons (105.99 litres) of water per person per day. A typical low-flush toilet uses anywhere from 2-5% less water per flush.
  • Install a Home Leak Monitoring Device: Leaking pipes, faucets and toilets can account for literally thousands of gallons of wasted water every month.
  • Install Faucet Flow Reducers: These easy-to-install flow reducers fit on the end of your faucets (where the aerator screws on) and can reduce faucet flow by as much as 40%.
  • Install Energy-Efficient Appliances: Energy-efficient dishwashers and clothes washers can reduce water consumption by as much as 50%.

 

 

 

 

Well, now there you have it… Green Plumbing. Let us all try and live a little “greener”!!

 

 

If you would like to “Go Green”, please click here for Green Plumbing companies listed on our Leads 2 Business Directory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: http://www.mrgreenplumbing.com/what-is-green-plumbing/

http://www.plumbermyrtlebeach.com/benefits-of-green-plumbing/

https://www.rotorooter.com/plumbing-basics/fun-facts/green-plumbing/

About Nadia Milln

My journey at Leads 2 Business all started back in September 2014 as a content researcher in the Daily Tenders Africa Department. In March 2018 I was promoted to content researcher in the Private Project department. I am a fun loving, bubbly person and mom to a beautiful baby boy who is the absolute light of my life.